Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lifeline team home!

Update: Quickly go to RORY'S BLOG and leave a comment! For every comment, she will donate $1 to Heartline Ministries!

My friends from BCC are home safely. A friend shared a video of their homecoming at PDX that--surprise!--had me in tears again. Especially sweet Freedom, who has young kids just a little older than mine, probably blissfully unaware of the immense danger their mommy was in. So, thank you again, Lord! The ministry with whom they were serving, Lifeline, is still on the ground in Haiti and has a huge presence. They have been ministering there for years and are very well established. See their website here to find out how you can help. Soon I hope to post pictures of when I was in Haiti with Lifeline 15 years ago!

Our friend Kristen Howerton, whom you all prayed for so diligently this week, has been incredibly busy since she got home! She and her husband are waging a major grassroots effort to encourage the government here in the US to step in and provide humanitarian parole for their Haitian son, Keenan, and other Haitian orphans who have not been brought to the US because of lengthy bureaucratic red tape. Haitian politics and infrastructure are close to non-existent--on a GOOD, pre-earthquake day. Now the files are at the bottom of a building that is in rubble. Kristen and Mark have been interviewed by local media and today by CNN! They are asking help from ANYONE to please contact the government personally and request the release of these Haitian orphans to the US homes that are ready and waiting for them. This will also free up space in the orphanages for more Haitian children.

If you feel like doing something to help the citizens of Haiti, this is something tangible and FREE. Please check out Kristen's blog post: Operation Get Him Home to get specifics on how to send letters to our officials. You can also help Keenan's orphanage at http://www.haiti-relief.com/.

5 comments:

Jo B. said...

I just watched the video and tears were streaming down my face. I was almost too choked up to tell your Dad about the video! So glad they are home.

Nina said...

I wanted to tell you dear Jen how much I appreciate all your efforts in gathering many in prayer and letting us know info to keep us updated. He has and is using your gift of writing in a mighty way. God is on His throne! I love you so much.

butters said...

AMEN sister Nina... we love you Jen and are so thankful for keeping all up to date and letting us know how to help out and what to pray for specifically. God is using you my friend. And I miss you! Can we hang out this week?!! (:

Rory said...

Thanks for the plug Jen. I'm not closing it down tonight. So, if there are more people, then that works for me! Love ya!

Kristi said...

I watched the video too... I am so so happy. :)

And I think that through the devastation of all of this, it is so beautiful to see God's hand hard at work to bring beauty out of the ashes....